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. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >> daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:42. a picture from st. peter's square where we have shocking, stunning news that came out overnight. pope benedict xvi announced he would resign february 28. that means the senior cardinals will have to meet to elect a new pope before the end of march. live pictures from the vatican. he will be the first pontiff to do this in 600 years emphasizing that caring out the duties of pope require strength in body, strength of mind, and he can no longer do it. amy has local reaction to the news and she will have more in the next hour. we will have new developments in the breaking news story and on our website at abc7news.com. >> more than 4,000 passengers and crew are stranded on a carnival cruise ship in the middle of the gulf of mexico. a fire in the engine room caused a power outage sending the ship adrift. this is the shift before the port in texas on thursday. a backup generator is providing limited electricity and a tugboat steams to the ship and it
wages. the city attorney says workers were required to work more than 60 hours per week for about $4 an hour. investigators say workers not being paid full wages should not be afraid to report this. >> it's a benefit to we hope, all low-wage workers out there and hope it provides encouragement that you can get what is owd to you. >> this is the largest wage theft settlement ever in, san francisco. >> more than 100 students just wrapped up a noisy march and rally in city death, demanding the board reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15th deadline to keep accreditation and must show kit control, rather take control of the budget. city college spokesperson says the school cannot afford to take on more loan autos san francisco city attorney herera is front and center in the potentially landmark case of same-sex marriage rights. >> herera arguing proposition 8 is unconstitution skbral should be overturned. the state ballot measure passed in 2008 banning marriage for same-sex couples, advocates hope the case wil
city east of bakersfield. they confirm all four victims were 19 years old and from oakland. they are identified as malea, david and george moore. a fifth victim is recovering. it appears their suv hit the center divider before rolling over several times. highway 58 is well traveled road to las vegas. >> cheryl: a concord boy is fighting for his life right now after being hit by a car yesterday. it happened on grant street near the boy's school. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: it is a dangerous intersection. we've been out here all morning and we had occasion to cross the street a couple times. there is no stop light or stop sign, just the paint on the pasmt and this one yellow sign letting you know it is, indeed, pedestrian crossing here. just within the last 30 minutes i heard from oakland children's hospital and spokesman says they have no information on the patient at this time. we know he was taken there with life-threatening injuries. >> students and staff at mount diablo in concord are coming off a holiday weekend learning that one of their own was i
. >> i never meant to hurt the city i loved. >> reporter: during nine years of hard gambling in vegas, atlantic city, and san diego, ms. o'connor wagered well over $1 billion. that's more than $300,000 every single day, more than $12,500 every single hour, waking and sleeping. her total losses -- $13 million. >> i did borrow the money from my husband's foundation. >> reporter: that's why she landed in court. over $2 million taken from a charity set up by the late husband. she'd already remortgaged her home, sold a hotel, auctioned her possessions. apparently spent her last dime. peterson died in '94 with o'connor by his side. she claims grief drove her to gambling. >> i lost my husband. i lost three of my siblings. i lost my two best friends. >> it can be triggered by grief, loss, stress, medications. gambling simply too much. >> reporter: o'connor also had a brain tumor during the gambling years. >> in the centers of the brain that affect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly, judgment. >> reporter: ms. o'connor is now 66 years old, in poor health. broke. the court just
protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back, offering a $1 million reward for dorner's capture and conviction. police have received more than 700 tips, including one that led them to this lowe's sunday night. the shooting spree began about a week ago when monica kwan and her fiance were shot to death in a parking lot. an alleged execution by dorner, who was angry at her father. a former los angeles police captain. >> to have your family targeted because they're related to you? that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: abc news learned that a man claiming to be dorner has called kwan's father to taunt him, telling the grieving dad he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. police have vowed to catch dorner, but for now the city can only hope the shooting doesn't start again. pierre thomas, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the scary part of this story. there are still 50 police officers whose families are being guarded. their family as are being guarded. we are talking about a force, how big and the police o
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
in a century. the warnings could not be clearer. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: a snowstorm that hit the great lakes with snow and ice is joining another storm in the south to form a monster nor'easter. as many as 23 million people are in the path. some coastal areas hit by hurricane sandy are in the bull's-eye of a prolonged storm. some of sandy's survivors still living in tents on new york's staten island will have to move. floods threaten the northeast shoreline for thousands of miles. it's a dreaded sense of deja vu. along the new jersey shore. >> i think i'm going to have to move my things upstairs and see what happens. >> in case it floods? yeah. >> reporter: salt truck and plow operators from pennsylvania to maine are ready for a long haul. >> it will probably be a long four days. you know? which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: fears of power outages sent people to the supermarkets to stock up. sales of generators are brisk, and travelers have been changing plans, rebooking flights to avoid agonizing airline delays. >> they relaxed their po
in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius. now launching in ten high schools in new york city. the goal of the experiment, improving student's science grades. >> the idea here is to take what they're looking for already, combine that with their culture, and introduce them to science, which is something that they're inherently good at and open up with possibilities. >> reporter: those possibilities expanding with the help of a celebrity partner. both were met with some skepticism and uncertainty from students. >> it clicked to me. because science and hip-hop combined, how does that work? >> reporter: well, it works with a regular lesson plan followed by a challenge like this. >> one bar based on one science topic. >> reporter: once a week. getting their first assignment, the students here at urban assembly class were on it. ♪ >> reporter: two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. >> i think it will inspire them to -- to focus on the details. >> it's going to be definitely easier for me to stay on top of my class. >> reporter: they hope to expand this p
. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran never recovered after those 444 days. americans held hostage as the world watched. right here in the heart of downtown tehran, what used to be the u.s. embassy of course, the infamous backdrop to the hostage crisis that began unfolding in '79, you can see the gates are still here, still closed decades later. and behind us here what used to be the seal. you can still faintly make out "united states of america
and sluggish toward the foster city area. you are at 20-minute drive across the span. eastbound highway four, what was a stall looks like a big rig slammed into the stall so we have an accident. big rig versus a pickup eastbound which is reverse commute. westbound is sluggish, and now more because of rubbernecking. >> this morning, bart police are warping passengers to look out for counterfeit tickets that look like the real thing. according to bart, thieves are selling the bogus tickets near the bart stations. the transit agency is recommending riders get a card or only buy from vending machines at the stations. part tickets are electronic and if you buy a counterfeit you do not get a refund. >> this would be a dream come true, a path from niners legend -- a pass from niners legend joe montana. >> we will go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, the aftermath in concord when a car hit as 12-year-old boy. 12-year-old boy. ahead, what we aredays of walkig to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience
-watched city in the world. >> that's right. >> we did suicide missions in the army that had better odds than this. >> 100% he's there. okay, fine, 95%. because i know certainty freaks you guys out. but it's 100. >> lot of politics up for best picture this year. we'll talk about that in a little bit. >>> here with our second roundtable. joined by george will again. abc news contributor donna brazile. steven brill. author of a new "time" cover story. "why medical bills are killing us" is the title. steven rattner. and kimberley strassel. i want to start talking about this sequester, it is hitting on friday. the public doesn't seem to mind all that much. a pew poll out this week, about 49% of the public say they want to delay the cuts. but 40% say let them go in effect. most of the blame seems to be heading towards the gop. 49% say they should bare the blame for this. only 30% for president obama. kim, you argued in the wall street journal this week, republicans are in a strong political position, you say that the sequester isn't some gop fallback position, it's a proactive strategy. their way
it to the people. the community meeting in oakland that city officials hope will help make a difference. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> that breaking news us out of santa clara county where crews rescued two people after their car careened off the cliff. it happened on state highway 130 in santa clara county. hill -- lillian kim is there. >> the tow company is here to tow the car all the embankment. just around the curve is where the car went over the edge. you can see the tire tracks on the highlyside. emergency crews say the passenger got out of the car on his own but the driver was trapped. it's unclear what caused them to drive up the road but witness says he was going uphill when he lost control. 25 emergency personnel converged to help with the rescue effort. it wasn't easy. the whole process took about two hours for crews to bring the driver of the car up to safety. they say it took a lot of rope and a lot of manpower. >> we had to bring him up the hill using hauling systems we have. that's why we had so many personnel on scene. these rescue take a lot of personnel, a lot of hauling, just
successfully tested a nuclear device for the third time. this one with enough power to destroy a city, packing about half the power of the bomb that was dropped on hiroshima. president obama calling it a highly provocative act and urging swift action from allies. >>> and the other big headline from overseas tonight, what we're learning about pope benedict. new pictures of the place he will live in retirement. and the call for a new pope who represents a changing world. abc's david wright is at the vatican for us tonight. >> reporter: at the end of the month, he'll have to move out of the apostolic palace, the pope's official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant has stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. he won't have to walk far. today, the vatican revealed his retirement home is just behind st. peter's. a former nunnery with its own chapel and library. today, the vatican spokesman also disclosed new details about the pope's deteriorating health, revealing he has a pacemaker and he recently underwent surgery to replace the batteries. >>
. tonight highway 38 from big bear city to red lands is open only for those with identification. route 18 and other main roads in that area have reopened. >>> a memorial is set for tomorrow for the riverside police officer christopher dorner is accused of killing last week. governor brown will attend the service for michael crane. police say hoe was gunned down in an ambush last thursday. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. he was 34 years old. we want to retrace this week long manhunt. it started on february 3rd when the daughter of the former lapd captain and her fiancee were shot to death in a parking garage in irvine. and then on wednesday a man matching dorner's description tried to steal a boat from a san diego marina. an 80-year-old man was tied up, but not injured. and then early in the morning in corona they chased a vehicle they believe to be dorner. a few minutes later a gunman believed to be dorner ambushed two riverside police officers and killing one officer and then critically injuring the other. later the same day, authorities found dorner's burned out pick
barricades. tonight highway 38 from big bear city to red lands is open only for those with identification. route 18 and other main roads in that area have reopened. >>> a memorial is set for tomorrow for the riverside police officer christopher dorner is accused of killing last week. governor brown will attend the service for michael crane. police say hoe was in down in an ambush last thursday. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. he was 34 years old. we want to retrace this week long manhunt. it started on february 3rd when the daughter of the former lapd captain and her fiancee were shot to death in a parking garage in irvine. and then on wednesday a man matching dorner's description tried to steal a boat from a san diego marina. an 80-year-old man was tied up, but not injured. and then early in the morning in corona they chased a vehicle they believe to be dorner. a few minutes later a gunman believed to be dorner ambushed two riverside police officers and killing one officer and then critically injuring the other. later the same authorities fo authorities found dorner's
, a chunk of space rock big enough to level a city is hurtling towards our planet eight times faster than a speeding bullet. the good news is scientists say it will miss. the scary news is, the 130,000 metric ton astroid called da-14 is the size of half a football field, and it will be much closer than the moon. in fact, it will thread the needle between earth and the roughly 600 satellites around us. the ones that your cell phone relies on, possibly even smashing one on its way by. but if that's why you're think thing is a long way from all of us way down here walking the streets, you may want to think again. the last close call turned out to be a direct hit. it was 1908, and luckily it hit the middle of nowhere, siberia, decimating 1,000 miles of trees but no people. >> if a very large astroid hit, it would probably create the same kind of disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs. >> reporter: no one knew it was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered it a year ago. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for astroids, which is why a trio of americ
of the highlights of this year's international toy fair that took place right here in new york city. some cool toys we're going to show you. >>> but first breaking news. the hunt for christopher dorner appears to be over this morning. police believe his body is still in the burned out cabin but say it's just hot for investigators to go inside. >> dorner is linked to the murder of four people, including a sheriff's deputy who died just yesterday in that gun battle. >> abc's brandi hitt joins us now from los angeles. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. >> unfortunately, another police officer died yesterday in that shootout with dorner. >> that >> reporter: that's right. this manhunt turned very intense yesterday. this deadly shootout happened after a series of events, i ardz cog two deputies, they say that a person matching dorner's description tied up two women and stole their vehicle. that turned into a scenario where one of the women was able to get loose and call 911. authorities then say a person matching dorner's description stole another vehicle, carjacked the vehicle. there was
, at schools like p-tech in brooklyn, a collaboration between new york public schools and city university of new york and ibm, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associates degree in compute earl rs or engineers. weapon ne we need to give every american a chance like this. four years ago, we started race to the top, a competition that convinced every state to develop higher standards. all for about 1% of what we spend on education each year. tonight, i'm announcing a new challenge. to redesign america's high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high tech economy. and we'll reward schools that develop new props with colleges and employers and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering and math. the skills today's employers are looking for to fill the jobs that are there right now and will be there in the future. now, even with better high schools, most young people will need some higher education. it's a simple fact. the more education you've got, the more likely you are to have a good job and work your way into the middle cla
one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ >>> more roundtable coming up. but first stephen colbert, his sister is running for congress. it's for real. >> quick advice for any of you republicans out there who might end up with a debate with my big sister. this is how i used to win a lot of arguements with her when i was a kid. right after she maybes a good point, repeat it back to her in a dumb voice like this. ooh, social security is a public trust to those who paid into it for their entire working lives. ooh, stop, stop copying me, stephen, i'm telling mom. [ laughter ] >> trust me, it works. hter ] >> trust me, it works. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, fa
projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. ♪ waterloo >>> top ten things going through marco rubio's mind. number ten, smooth. >> it would have been less awkward had he been wearing one of these on his head during the speech. >> oh, my god, i asked for sparkling water. >> you tweeted out the water bottle yourself. you've gotten there again. you know the thing that you've shown is your ability to laugh at yourself. do you have anything to add to that tweet from last night? >> no, i needed water. what am i going to do? you know, it happens. >> all right. back again with the roundtable. we'll get to the watergate in a second, but the serious news with marco rubio was this white house immigration plan that leaked overnight and his, you kn
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